Portland, Oregon Named Best City for Filmmakers by Moviemaker Magazine with Kudos to Portland Film Festival

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Moviemaker Magazine names Portland, Oregon as one of the Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker

Moviemaker Magazine’s latest accolade for Portland, Oregon, comes from their esteemed article, “The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker, 2024,” featured in their special Sundance and Slamdance Edition.

Josh Leake, the Executive Director and Founder of the Portland Film Festival, shared his enthusiasm: “It’s no surprise to us, but we’re thrilled for our beautiful city of Portland.” The recognition of Portland Film Festival among the top 20 film festivals in the city underscores the communal efforts to nurture independent filmmaking locally and across the globe.

Readers eager to explore the full lineup of top filmmaking locations, including Portland, can find “The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker, 2024” in the latest edition of Moviemaker Magazine, available on newsstands or through the provided online link.

This honor is a testament to the vibrant film community and Moviemaker Magazine’s dedication to showcasing the rich and diverse landscapes of Portland, making it an exemplary backdrop for filmmakers.



Discover the Oregon Swallowtail at the Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast in Portland, Oregon

Celebrate with Us: The Oregon Swallowtail Takes Flight at the Portland Film Festival, presented by Comcast October 16-20, 2024

This year, from October 16-20, 2024, the Portland Film Festival, presented by Comcast, is proud to celebrate the beauty and transformation symbolized by the Oregon Swallowtail. With its vibrant yellow and black wings, this local butterfly reflects the spirit of our city and the art of cinema—constantly evolving and captivating.